LEANWIND will reduce costs of offshore wind energy
The LEANWIND project will help turn offshore wind into a competitive source of energy.
Purpose of the projectThe offshore wind energy industry has great development potential, which is why the LEANWIND project works to enhance the industry’s competitiveness. If this is achieved, Denmark will be able to export know-how, products and services.
The focus of the project is to apply “lean” principles to streamline procedures and develop new technologies and tools to improve efficiency, thus addressing current and future industry challenges to help make offshore wind a competitive source of energy.
The work focuses on substructure and vessel design, wind farm logistics and economics, operation and maintenance, health and safety and business models.
A principal goal of the project is to develop niche markets, thereby creating sustainable long-term employment within offshore wind for European shipping industries.
Target groupLEANWIND’s results are highly relevant for developers, yards, consultants, ship owners and operators within the offshore wind installation and operation and maintenance industry.
MethodFORCE Technology is contributing to several work packages in LEANWIND, mainly within the work package “Novel Vessels and Equipment”. The main objective of this package is to improve efficiency by innovating existing vessels and designing new vessel concepts tailored specifically to address the challenges of the industry.
The scope within this work package includes jack-up and floating (DP) installation vessels, service vessels and crew transfer/access systems. We will develop a number of tools – primarily simulator-based -, which can be used to assess vessel and access system designs and determine weather windows for safe operations.
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